Tagged: evening MBA

Help, my background isn’t in business!

Help, my background isn’t in business!

If you are considering studying to obtain your MBA but you are worried that you don’t have enough of a business background, leave your fears behind! Don’t let your previous background be the reason you don’t get your MBA. When I started my Goizueta Evening MBA in 2018, I was worried that I would trail behind in my cohort. After all I didn’t have a business background, and I had been out of school for eight years. I received my bachelor’s degree in environmental studies in 2010 from the University of Michigan. I have a background in implementation consulting...

Finding the intersection of business and social impact at Goizueta

Finding the intersection of business and social impact at Goizueta

Can I go to business school and make a positive impact on the world? Throughout the application process and while making the decision to enroll, that question seemed to loom over my head. I started my career as a 2013 Teach For America corps member in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and that experience changed my trajectory. Although I was definitely interested in putting my undergrad business degree to use, I felt compelled to work for an organization whose mission aligned with mine and where I could see the tangible, positive impact of my daily work. Thinking I would be the...

Keeping all the spinning plates in the air - managing your MBA, work and life

Keeping all the spinning plates in the air – managing your MBA, work and life

Will I be able to handle it all? Work, life, and the pursuit of an MBA—all at once? This is a question that dogged me in the months leading up to my first semester and is one of the most common questions I get when speaking to potential or freshly minted Evening MBA students at Goizueta. One question inevitably follows my assurance that yes, you can indeed manage all three: how do you do it? The answer is simple to understand but can involve a learning curve—you learn to actively manage your time. Here are a few tips and...

Here I am role playing coaching a team in turmoil during Delta Leadership Coaching Fellows Orientation. Photo courtesy of Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ken Keen, Associate Dean of Leadership Development and faculty member in Organization and Management.

Leading by practicing at Goizueta

What kind of leader are you? Not sure? Well, practice makes perfect, right? Except when you’re a leader, you’re expected to lead when called – not practice. As you’ll discuss in some of your leadership classes at Goizueta Business School, not many would sign up to be led by a leader that wants to “try a few things out.” Therefore, practicing leadership matters. Knowing your leadership style matters. Learning and reflecting on that practice matters. These elements make us better, more well-equipped leaders. Goizueta’s leadership curriculum through their optional Certificate of Advanced Leadership (offered to EvMBAs starting in 2019)...

Top 3 things I wish I knew when I entered the Evening MBA Program

Top 3 things I wish I knew when I entered the Evening MBA Program

So, my first ever blog post and in true MBA student fashion I find myself Googling “how to begin your first blog post” to see what the experts suggest. Why start from scratch when there are models and use cases that already exist? Surprisingly the results were not as helpful or inspiring as I would have liked, but I do hope that these posts by me can prove to be helpful, or even inspiring, to you! Since we are near the start of the semester, I want to layout a list of the top three things (Professor John Kim...

Top 5 to-dos during mid-semester breaks

For the past two weeks, I have been savoring a very special time — a mid-semester break. These breaks are precious to me because since beginning the Evening MBA program back in August 2016, there have only been about 16 weeks where I’ve had no school commitments. Between ACE classes, Washington Campus and my international module, I’ve filled up most of my “breaks” with other school activities. This time, I decided to enjoy a much-needed respite.